Food Karma Projects presents Pastrami on Rye, a featured event of New York’s Third Annual Rye Week! On October 16th, join us to sample the world of rye with rye whiskey, farm beers, breads, and more! Plus, as the producers of Pig Island and Brisket King NYC, when we think rye, we think pastrami!
Pastrami on Rye Will be an All-Inclusive Food & Drink Tasting Featuring:
Pastrami Tasting from 5+ Chefs
East Village Meat Market
Harry & Ida’s Meat Supply Co.
Jason Fox, Hudson and Charles, New York
Morgan’s Brooklyn BBQ
Rye Whiskey from 5+ Distilleries
New York Distilling
Van Brunt Stillhouse
Black Button Distilling
Rye Bread, Grain Salad, and More!
She Wolf Bakery
River Valley Community Grains
Amy Halloran’s Cornmeal Rye Pancakes
Grilled Vegetables, Just Add Beer Sauce
Cheese and Hot Sauce, Rocket Fuel
Craft Beer made with Local Grains and Malts
Kent Falls Brewing
West Kill Brewing
Empire Farm Brewery
Pastrami on Rye is Proud to Host:
Lew Bryson has been writing about beer and spirits full-time since 1995. He was the managing editor of Whisky Advocate from 1996 through 2015. He is currently a Senior Drinks Writer for the Daily Beast, and also writes for ScotchWhisky.com, Artisan Spirit, and Bourbon+. Bryson is also the author of Whiskey Master Class as well as Tasting Whiskey.
From Lew: “If you look at historical periods like the 1950s to the 1960s, or even the 1890s to the 1900s, rye was a much more prominent drink. We believe it can be once again. I do believe a new generation are that key demographic.”
Celebrate 500+ episodes of Beer Sessions Radio
Food Karma’s founder, Jimmy Carbone will also be celebrating 500 episodes of his podcast, Beer Sessions Radio at the event! Join us and the team at the event to raise a glass to 10 years of food radio!
More About Beer Sessions Radio:
Through discussions with beer industry insiders and knowledgeable beer fans from across the country, this audio ale salon explores every aspect of the brewer’s craft from grains to pint glass and tasting to toasting.
All-inclusive Tickets: $55
Date: October 16, 2019
Location: Biba of Williamsburg, 110 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
21 and over event.
More About NY Rye Week
“This ancient grain has an important place in New York’s history beginning with its cultivation in the both the Dutch and English colonial eras. Used for making rye flour, rye beer, and rye whiskey, the versatile grain thrived in New York’s glacial soil and northern climate. For hundreds of years it enjoyed a prominent place in New York agriculture.
In recent decades, its popularity waned. Consumer tastes shifted to lighter breads and beer. Bourbon became more fashionable than rye whiskey, and historic cocktails originally developed for rye whiskey began to be made with corn whiskey instead. New York farmers still grew rye as a winter cover crop but lacked a strong commercial market to sell into.
As consumer tastes shift once again, now toward spicier and more characterful products, rye is enjoying a renaissance.”
Learn more about New York Rye Week here.
Learn More about the Intersection of Rye Whiskey, Farm Beer, and Grains:
More About New York Rye Week
Re-Cap 8th Annual Brisket King NYC™ 2019
Photographs by Justin Aharoni @jaharoni
The 2019 Brisket King™: Juicy Lucy BBQ, featuring pitmaster Mauro Cheifari.
Juicy Lucy BBQ is opening soon in Staten Island.
Mauro Cheifaro was formerly the pitmaster at Franklin BBQ in Austin, Texas and is ready to show New Yorkers his skills!
2nd Place & People’s Choice Award: Kimchi Smoke featuring Rob Cho
Hometown Hero…#ForChefJeff Brisket Sandwich from Pig Beach featuring Matt Abdoo and Shane McBride
Best Creative Taco…Brisket Taco from Izzy’s Taqueria featuring Sruli Eidelman
Best Classic Texas BBQ…Brisket with Pickles from Hill Country Barbecue Market featuring Ash Fulk
Best BBQ Innovation…Brisket Tostada from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que featuring John Stage and Leland Avellino
If They Had Only Won the Revolutionary War…Brisket with Yorkshire Pudding and Horseraddish Cream from Quiet Waters Farm featuring John Gower and John Patterson
Next year, you can expect even more categories and prizes!
Judges with 2019 Brisket King Champion, Juicy Lucy BBQ
Photograph by Justin Aharoni @jaharoni
Made by Jaymee Sire in collaboration with Justin Aharoni
Keep Reading: From NYC BBQ “We were shocked by who won Brisket King NYC 2019”
Keep Watching: Check out this video from Nick Solares, Host of Meat Life
Coming Next: Rib King NYC™
Join us for on Thursday May 30 in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
There will be more than 10 chefs serving up pork and beef rib creations, plus beer, cider, spirits, and live music! Early bird tickets on sale now!
Then on June 19th: CiderFeast NYC
And Save the Date for Pig Island on September 7
Keep up with Jimmy Carbone and Food Karma Projects as we head into summer!
8th Annual Brisket King NYC™ 2019 Pitmaster Lineup
Buy Tickets for the All-Inclusive April 10th Event Now
This Year’s Featured Chefs
Sruli Eidelman, Izzy’s Taqueria and Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse
This Brooklyn based kosher chef and 2017 Brisket King™ champion is back to compete with a new restaurant, Izzy’s Taqueria.
John Gower, Quiet Waters Farm
This UK leader of the wood smoke cooking movement took 2nd place at Brisket King™ 2018 with the help of his NYC team from Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ. Could he be back for the win?
John Stage and Leland Avellino, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Founded in Syracuse, this establishment’s original owner, John is back! He’ll be making Brisket Tostada.
Matt Abdoo, Pig Beach
The BBQ at this Gowanus, Brooklyn restaurant won 1st place at Memphis in May 2016.
*Pig Beach will also be hosting the Jeff Michner BBQ Benefit on April 13 to benefit this team’s former pitmaster.
Ash Fulk, Hill Country Barbecue Market
Hill Country BBQ is the NYC industry standard for Texas Style BBQ Brisket. They’ll be serving dry aged brisket with white bread and house pickles.
Angelo Viterale, Ornella Trattoria Italiana
Expect an Italian style brisket Angelo calls Brisket in Salmi.
Corey Cash, Cash Only BBQ
All the buzz in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!
Cenobio Canalizo and Eric Springer, Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbeque
This team will be serving pastrami, burn end, and fried pickle.
Jared Male and Jake Klein, Randall’s Barbecue
An all star team representing the Lower East Side.
Judd and Bosh, Judd’s Memphis Kitchen
Coming to show off their kosher Koji Aged Brisket Bresaola.
Jesse Jones, “POW! My Life in 40 Feasts”
This celebrity chef and author will be bringing his New Orleans influence to the competition.
Mauro Cheifari, Juicy Lucy BBQ
The former pitmaster at Franklin BBQ in Austin is gearing up for the opening of Juicy Lucy BBQ in Staten Island.
Rob Cho, Kimchi Smoke
This chef will be bringing the heat with Texas-Korean BBQ fusion.
New BBQ restaurant in the Bronx.
Bronx Bombers BBQ, Frankie’s Tavern
This Bronx based restaurant team won’t disappoint.
Smokehouse Tailgate Grill
This team is coming from Westchester and will feature competitive BBQ champ, “Mr. Bobo” Eric Johnson
Darlene Lawrence, Sands Jerk Hut
Serving Caribbean cuisine in Brooklyn that brings paradise to every bite.
Nicole LaMay, Darling Nikki’s BBQ
This queen of BBQ is coming to compete from Philadelphia.
Gentle Giant Brewing & Barbecue
Joining from Rockland County, this team was trained by the Kansas City Baron of BBQ, Paul Kirk – and we’ll be sampling their beer as well.
Special Guest Chef: Big Papa Smokem
Rocket Fuel Hot Sauce
Just + Add Beer Sauce
Drinks – Craft Beer, Hard Cider, and Spirits
Our/New York Vodk
Barrika Basque Sidra, Spain
Romilly Cidre, Normandie, France
Line Up Brewing
The Bronx Brewery
Gentle Giant Brewery
Mezcal de Leyenda
Pig Nose Scotch Whiskey
Nick Solares, Meat Writer
Gennaro Pechia, Sirius XM Radio
Ashley Chiles, The Texas Huntress
Adam Poch, Mr. Bacon
Miss Vivian, Food Network
Jaymee Sire, Food Network Contributor and Judge for 2016 Burger Bash
Bretton Scott and Zahra Tangorra, Heritage Radio Network
William ‘Brimstone” Kucmierowski, Former pro-wrestler, radio host, and CEO of Hound Comics, Inc.
Justin Aharon @jaharoni
Jimmy Carbone, Food Karma/Jimmy’s No. 43
Brisket King of NYC returns for its 8th year , April 10, 2019 to Brooklyn.
>>Full Ticket & Event Info Here<<
- 20 chefs, pitmasters
- All inclusive craft beer, hard cider, spirits.
- Special VIP tables with 5pm VIP access available.
Special perk for VIP tables, NEW 5pm entry to get settled at your table, start tasting during the Judges’ session!
Recent article on Why Brisket King is so Important to the NYC BBQ Scene from Sean Ludwig, NYC BBQ Weekly.
Where else to crown the King of Brisket than in NYC?? Kosher bbq meets Texas , MEATS you name it! we got the widest range of top brisket chefs, right here, in NYC!
Buy advance tickets now
Save the date
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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Cherry St Bar-B-Que from Toronto. He cooked out of Hometown bbq in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It was his 2nd year cooking at the event.
Lawrence La Pianta
Cherry St Bar-B-Que
275 Cherry St
2nd place from engkand
John Gower of quiet waters farm, with John Pattetson of the salt cured pig. They cooked out of Fletchers Brooklyn bbq.
3rd place josh massin
nobu wine and grill, Teaneck NJ. One of the kosher chefs.
See you next year!
2018 Brisket King Event Details
Brisket King of NYC returns for a seventh year to a new venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
April 25th, 2018
6:00 – 9:30 PM
110 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Brisket King of NYC returns for a seventh year to a new venue in Williamsburg! Where else to crown the King of Brisket than in Kings County aka Brooklyn!!? We’ll have plenty of Brisket, beer, cider and spirits, plus the option for VIP tables. 20+ chefs will compete for the glory of being our Brisket King NYC 2018!
Last year, there were so many highlights, including all stars from Texas, like Aaron Franklin, John Tesar, and Texas Monthly’s Daniel Vaughn, all appearing as celebrity judges. Even with all the Texas influence, NYC Kosher chefs won for the 2nd year in a row.
Chefs competing for the crown, Brisket King NYC 2018!
Cherry Street BBQ, chef Lwrence La Pianta , from Toronto, Canada
Hill Country BBQ , chef Ash Fulk, nyc
Randall’s BBQ , jared male, newly opening in nyc
Chef John Gower of Quiet Waters Farm , from england, UK with John Patterson, The Salt Cured Pig
Chef Jesse Jones,with John Sauchelli of Jersey Barnfire Sauce
Dinosaur BBQ Brooklyn
Salt and Bone BBq, queens
El Atoradero, chef Noah Arenstein
Judd’s Memphis – kosher
Kimchi Smoke ,Robert Cho
Brooklyn Q, pitmaster Robert Fernandez
Ribs Within collaborating w/ Huntspoint BBQ Eatery and Meat Shop ,
Pitmaster Robbie Richter, original pitmaster for hill country bbq and fattycue, nyc
Smokehouse Tailgate Grill Mamaroneck aka Eric Johnson
Lex Taylor , winner of Esquire’s “The Next Great Burger” and a judge on Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay”
Main House BBQ – kosher
Papa Smokem, chef mario
Kavon William Langley, Exectuive Chef Double Cut Restaurant at Kalahari Resort and Convention Center…
Sands Jerk Hut
Spirits curated by Gregg Glaser, Modern Distillery Age magazine:
Frederick Wildman & Sons
Market Street Spirits
Craft beer and hard cider provided by Union Beer Distributors
Original Sin cider
Austin East Ciders
Plenty of free Essentia water!
Additional snacks provided by Insomnia cookies and Krave Jerky
Prizes provided by BoWorkWear Anolon Cookware
$85 general admit tickets thru april 24th.. tickets will sell out. day of $100 cash only tickets MAY be available subject to availability, the only guarantee is to buy in advance this year.
Celebrity judges include: Dana Cowin, former editor of Food and Wine magazine, cookbook author Peter Kaminsky, Bravo’s Top Chef contestant Grayson Schmitz, food writer and professional carnivore Nick Solares, the Texas Huntress Ashley Chiles, Author David Rosengarten, Gear Patrol’s Bryan Campbell, cookbook author Donna Gelb, Food Network’s Vivian Chan …
general website www.brisketking.com
Here’s a great press link about our 2016 and 2017 Brisket King NYC winners, Ari White and Sruli Edelman. the kosher bbq winners so impressed our celebrity texas bbq expert judges, that they went to austin texas and cooked at franklin barbecue. great article by Daniel Vaughn,
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Cheers to last year’s 2017 participants!
Hill County BBQ’s Chef Ash Fulk
Izzy’s BBQ Addiction (2016 Brisket King runner-up)
Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque
Hudson & Charles – Jay Fox
M. Wells Steakhouse
Tchoup Shop’s Simon Glenn
Kimchi Smoke Barbecue (Chef Robert Cho)
LOOK by Plant Love House
Pitmaster Robbie Richter
Jimmy’s No. 43 with East Village Meat Market
Chef Jesse Jones
More to come…
Co-founder / executive producer Jimmy Carbone (Jimmy’s No. 43, Food Karma Projects) . Other co-hosts of the event include Brisket King NYC co-founder Jake Schiffman (The Food Network), Jonathan Deutsch (Drexel University), Annie Hauck-Lawson (Mompost), Mory Thomas (f/o Food Network), Cricket Azima (Kids Food Festival) .
Big shout and thank youto Brisket King NYC 2015, Billy Durney of Hometown bbq who has been such a HUGE supporter of the event the past 4 years. thank you billy and FINN!
The charity partners are Brooklyn Rescue Mission (Community Garden and Food Pantry) and Heritage Radio Network.
all sales are final, no refunds
participants subject to change